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Adelaide Oval capacity update: Preliminary Final

Adelaide Oval can today confirm that a crowd capacity of 26,500 patrons will apply to next weekend’s AFL Preliminary Final (Saturday 11 September).

This number reflects an increase in capacity to 50% following consultation with SA Health.

The game will feature Port Adelaide against the winner of today’s match between the Brisbane Lions and Western Bulldogs.

“We are pleased that we are going to able to welcome more fans back to the ground next Saturday night for what should be a fantastic Preliminary Final,” said Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority COO Adam Vonthethoff.

“As a Port Adelaide home final, the atmosphere should be electric.”

Adelaide Oval’s COVID Management Plan remains unchanged, meaning patrons will still be required to observed staggered arrival times.

  • Hospitality and Club Function attendees: Patrons attending the game using a Hospitality or Club Function ticket MUST arrive prior to 5PM via the gate marked on their ticket. At the final siren, these fans will be asked to wait for 15 minutes while other patrons exit the venue to further spread out the egress of patrons following the game.
  • Members: Patrons attending using a Club or Football membership ticket MUST arrive from 5.30PM onwards via the Gate marked on their ticket. At the final siren, these fans will be asked to leave the venue first, with all post-game activities cancelled.

In line with state-wide mask requirements, fans will need to wear a mask at all times and in all areas, except when eating and drinking while all consumption of food and beverage must be seated.

As always, fans will need to check in to the venue using official COVID Safe QR codes and maintain social distancing and hygiene precautions.

The free THINK! Road Safety Footy Express will run as normal. Patrons can access more information at Adelaide Metro.

Media inquiries: Phil Martin, Michels Warren PR on 0418 817 876